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Wilmington VA to begin COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution at Outpatient Clinics

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center is scheduled to expand COVID-19 vaccinations with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at its Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey beginning Dec. 30.

Wilmington VA Medical Center rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination program Dec. 22 at the main medical center in Wilmington following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine. Initial doses of the vaccine were offered to health care personnel and Veterans in the community living center.

“As vaccine supplies increase, our ultimate goal is to offer COVID-19 vaccination to all Veterans and employees who want to be vaccinated,” said Vince Kane, Director of Wilmington VA Medical Center. “Initially, we will be focusing on vaccinating Veterans with higher risk factors such as age and pre- existing health conditions.”

As vaccines become available for more groups of Veterans, VA care teams will reach out to eligible Veterans to schedule vaccinations. There is no need to preregister or come to a facility to sign up.

Even after receiving COVID-19 vaccination, employees and Veterans should continue:

  • Wearing face coverings
  • Washing hands often
  • Watching physical distancing

Veterans can get up-to-date information on VA’s VA COVID-19 vaccine webpage, which launched on Dec.11, and sign up to receive regular updates on the vaccine on the VA’s Stay Informed page.

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  1. Harry Block January 1, 2021

    I”m 67 years old and my wife is 75. When can we get the Covid vaccine?????

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